Marooned

Marooned Mr Caidin has invented a new literary form the electronic novel He substitutes communications devices computers guidance systems and launching specifications for those homely old paragraphs of food

  • Title: Marooned
  • Author: Martin Caidin
  • ISBN: 9789997405302
  • Page: 202
  • Format: None
  • Mr Caidin has invented a new literary form the electronic novel He substitutes communications devices, computers, guidance systems and launching specifications for those homely old paragraphs of food, love and labor that used to hold our interest What he has done is to create a melodramatic situation that allows him to exploit, mention and catalogue every fuel line, trMr Caidin has invented a new literary form the electronic novel He substitutes communications devices, computers, guidance systems and launching specifications for those homely old paragraphs of food, love and labor that used to hold our interest What he has done is to create a melodramatic situation that allows him to exploit, mention and catalogue every fuel line, transistor and operation in More Project Mercury Major Richard J Pruett, USAF, on detached service with NASA, is hanging just outside the atmosphere in a space capsule whose retro rockets won t fire and get him back to earth He s our fifth astronaut and quite likely first casualty only three days of oxygen left Cape Canaveral starts mysterious preparations but before they can be completed the Russians launch a rocket which attempts to rescue Pruett for a propaganda feat The Russian cosmonaut adjusts his orbit to the American s and tells him he ll pick him up, but meanwhile Pruett s best friend has taken off in a missile to beat the Russian Though the Russian is satisfied that he could perform the rescue, he aids the best friend to rescue Pruett Each detail of this story is patiently particularized, with the slow motion climax of a launchpad cavalry charge to save a white man from the Reds Kirkus

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    1. I thought this was phenomenal. And, reading it with fifty years of hindsight, I'm amazed at how technically accurate and plausible this story was. It was fun for me, knowing that this was written during the beginning of project Gemini. That lends a historical context to me that heightened the whole narrative. This easily could have happened, and the manner in which everyone responds is easy to imagine being true. Especially when one considers that the real life version of this took place six yea [...]

    2. Note: This is a review of the original edition of Marooned depicting the failure of a "Mercury 7" mission rather than the updated version which depicts the failure of a later Apollo mission (as per the film) among many other apparent differences.In Martin Caidin's "Marooned" we basically get an absolutely thrilling and at times, brilliantly written 60s-era novel on the very "hard" end of science fiction, whose extremely lucid depiction of aviation and the early space race (with the obligatory da [...]

    3. I read this one before starting secondary school, probably during the period of the Gemini program, but not long after publication and the end of the Mercury program. Being a news, particularly space exploration news, junkie, I found this story of a marooned Mercury astronaut and his rescue by combined USSR/USA efforts not only exciting and informative, but heartening. Now it would be quite dated, so I wouldn't recommend it, or its 1969 reissue, to anyone beyond a specialist in the history of sp [...]

    4. Great story covering the beginnings of the space program and a daring rescue of an astronaut trapped in orbit. While Caidin can go a bit heavy on the technical stuff at times, it's a rousing read nonetheless. Very nice to also see the Soviet space program treated fairly, with credit given to its accomplishments and capabilities.

    5. There are two versions of this novel. The earliest, written during the space program's infancy, the stricken ship was a Mercury, the rescue vessel Apollo.When they made the film version a few years later, they updated and Caidin rewrote the paperback movie edition to coincide with the movie. This time Apollo was the stricken ship and a new, advanced model rescued them.I read both versions.

    6. Martin Caidin didn't stop writing in the late 60s, but some of his most influential work is from that period. This story of an astronaut stuck in orbit is one such. Many later writers may not even remember their debt to this book--but it's there.

    7. 4-stars for the story, 2-stars for getting WAY too bogged down in hyper-detailed minutia (at times it almost reads like a technical manual).

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